TGI Friday's 'Never-Ending Shrimp' Promo Indeed Will End

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The owner of restaurant chains Red Lobster and Olive Garden settled its suit in California on Friday over a TGI Friday's Inc. franchisee's "never-ending shrimp" promotion that allegedly infringed on a trademark for Olive Garden's "never-ending pasta bowl" slogan.

U.S. District Judge Irma E. Gonzalez granted Florida-based Darden Concepts Inc.'s motion for a permanent injunction against Briad Restaurant Group LLC, ending the TGI Friday's franchisee's promotion as part of the settlement. In the complaint, filed in October 2010, Darden demanded that the franchisee pay damages as...
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